LEBANON, Va. -- When disaster strikes, voluntary agencies often are among the first to arrive on the scene and among the last to leave. Volunteer response to spring floods in southwest Virginia was no exception. The overall contribution of these volunteer agencies to recovery is immeasurable, federal and state disaster officials said today.
LEBANON, Va. -- One month after four southwest Virginia counties were declared federal disaster areas, recovery assistance approved to help renters, homeowners and businesses with disaster related damages has reached more than $1.4 million, state and federal recovery officials said today. The deadline to register for disaster assistance is August 16, 2004.
LEBANON, Va. -- One month after southwest Virginia was affected by severe storms, people are still actively cleaning up --- but beginning to ask, “ What about next time?” The rebuilding and repair phase of a disaster is the ideal time to consider ways to limit future damage. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and theVirginia Department of Emergency Management (VDEM) call such action “hazard mitigation.”
Individual Assistance - Dollars ApprovedIndividual Assistance Definitions
Individuals & Household Program (IHP): Provides money and services to people in Presidentially declared disaster areas.
Housing Assistance (HA): Provides assistance for disaster-related housing needs.
Other Needs Assistance (ONA): Provides assistance for other disaster-related needs, such as furnishings, transportation, and medical.
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